Foot and Ankle
Tinea pedis is commonly known as “athlete’s foot." It is a fungal infection of the foot, often seen in sports participants. ...[Read More]
A stress fracture is a fracture that is caused by too much stress being put on a bone. It is not typically caused by trauma and it develops gradually over time....[Read More]
Sever('s) disease is a common overuse injury that affects the heel of active children and young teenagers. Pain may occur due to inflammation and stress where the Achilles tendon inserts onto a growth plate located in the heel bone....[Read More]
Subungual hematoma refers to a painful condition caused by a buildup of blood (hematoma) or “blood blister” underneath the fingernail or toenail....[Read More]
The posterior tibial muscle and tendon help stabilize the ankle. For the majority of athletes, such as in runners, dysfunction of the tendon occurs gradually due to overuse and over-pronation....[Read More]
The plantar fascia is located on the underside of the foot, and it is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs from the inside edge of the heel to the toes....[Read More]
Plantar fasciitis recovery can be lengthy and will require a gradual return to impact activities. When conservative measures have not helped to improve your symptoms,then a sports medicine physician may recommend an injection into or around the plantar fascia....[Read More]
The peroneal muscle and tendons run down the outside of the lower leg and into the foot. The peroneus brevis tendon attaches to a bone on the outside and middle of the foot....[Read More]
The foot is made up of several small bones, including the tarsal navicular bone. It can be easily injured from physical activities like running and jumping because of where it is located. ...[Read More]
“Metatarsalgia” is a nonspecific term that refers to pain over the balls of one’s feet. The metatarsals are the foot bones that correspond to this area....[Read More]
Dancers can sustain a variety of injuries, usually involving the lower half of the body, especially the foot and ankles....[Read More]
An ingrown toenail, or onychocryptosis, occurs when a side of the nail plate begins to burrow into the skin and soft tissue at its edges along the nail bed....[Read More]
An ankle sprain is one of the most common sports related injuries. A high ankle sprain is a sprain to the strong ligaments that hold the two leg bones, the tibia and fibula, together at the ankle....[Read More]
Frostbite is an injury that can occur after prolonged exposure to below freezing temperatures (< 0° C or 32° F)....[Read More]
The flexor hallucis longus tendon originates from the calf muscle and courses along the instep of the ankle and foot, assisting with flexion of the big toe....[Read More]
Extensor tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain of the tendons along the top of the foot, which are responsible for flexing the foot and toes up....[Read More]
A bunion is a condition where there is a gradual change in the anatomy of the great toe, leading to a painful and permanent deformity over the side of the digit....[Read More]
Ankle sprains are some of the most common sports injuries. An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments (bands of tissue that connect bones) that help to keep the ankle stable....[Read More]
Ankle impingement is a condition that causes a painful limitation of ankle range of motion due to a soft-tissue or bony abnormality....[Read More]
An Achilles tendon rupture involves a complete tear of the tendon on the back of the ankle. It occurs most commonly in patients who are in their 30s to 40s but can happen at any age. ...[Read More]
Achilles tendinopathy refers to the condition where the stress to the tendon results with very small tears or damage to or around the tendon....[Read More]
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